The Blanbrook Bison FarmThe Blanbrook Bison Farm
Nature’s Best is Back!
Bison..........
Who
• Bruce and Shirley Mills
• Originally milk farmers
• Grew up in the area, 3rd generation
farmers
Where
• Blanbrook Bison Farm RR6 St. Mary’s,
Ontario
• Small, family run business
What
• American Bison
• Once inhabited North America in
massive herds, but were hunted to near
extinction by American sett...
Some Confusion...
• Bison are NOT buffalo
American Bison Water Buffalo
The Product
• Steaks, roasts, charcuterie
• Offal
• By-products
• Nearly 75% yield
When
• In 1992 they sold the cows and bought bison
• As the market expands they face problems
with supply and demand, but....
Why
• Likes the ease of raising buffalo
• Likes the small market
• No commercial farming
• Sells to local restaurants
• Us...
Comparison
• Only bison farm within 100 miles
• Leaner than beef, pork, and salmon
• Nutritional Value
• Can buy fresh
• B...
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Bison Farm Slideshow 2 P Pt

  1. 1. The Blanbrook Bison FarmThe Blanbrook Bison Farm
  2. 2. Nature’s Best is Back! Bison..........
  3. 3. Who • Bruce and Shirley Mills • Originally milk farmers • Grew up in the area, 3rd generation farmers
  4. 4. Where • Blanbrook Bison Farm RR6 St. Mary’s, Ontario • Small, family run business
  5. 5. What • American Bison • Once inhabited North America in massive herds, but were hunted to near extinction by American settlers and native americans • Now as many as 500,000 in captive commercial populations • Over 250,000 being raised for human consumption
  6. 6. Some Confusion... • Bison are NOT buffalo American Bison Water Buffalo
  7. 7. The Product • Steaks, roasts, charcuterie • Offal • By-products • Nearly 75% yield
  8. 8. When • In 1992 they sold the cows and bought bison • As the market expands they face problems with supply and demand, but... • Bison are not that popular • Not a lot of bison farmers around so there are not a lot of buyers • Has to reapply for government subsidies • Wants to expand, sell more products
  9. 9. Why • Likes the ease of raising buffalo • Likes the small market • No commercial farming • Sells to local restaurants • Used to be difficult to sell in Stratford
  10. 10. Comparison • Only bison farm within 100 miles • Leaner than beef, pork, and salmon • Nutritional Value • Can buy fresh • Better than elk

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